The Village Hill
Oak Scented Geranium above is cascading down a three foot block wall
and covers about 14 feet. It has been here for about 10 years. Some
years a heavy frost will kill it back to the ground. Most years, though,
it survives in this protected location with little damage. There is a
giant Blue Oak that provides its canopy for warmth and the wall keeps
the roots warm. It is sheared three inches above the concrete several
times a year. It is such a prolific grower that it must be cut back on
the edges and sometimes at the top.
In early spring, the Village Hill Oak
leaves will have a chocolate blotch that runs down the middle. By mid
summer, when it is in full bloom, the blotch disappears but the flowers more
than make up for it. It will bloom until frost.
The fragrance of Village Hill Oak
reminds one of walking through the woods on a rainy day. It is soft and
inviting and lovely along this walk way. Scented Geraniums release their
fragrance when brushed against or when watered.
More on Planting,
Pruning, Fertilizing, and Using Scented Geraniums.
Village Hill Oak Geranium makes a
great addition to our Zone 8 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack.